As someone who was brought up by two women (my mom and grandmother) and grew up with two sisters, this essay from Padma Lakshmi is pitch perfect.
Money quote: “I was on a hike in Garrison, N.Y., when I heard the news of Kamala Harris and Joe Biden’s victory. I felt elated. Then suddenly I felt this heat welling up from my chest into my throat and it burst out of me in tears I could not control. At first I didn’t even know why I was sobbing.
“Finally, I was thinking. Finally a woman, and a woman of color, takes this office.”